Adults Drink Less Beer As They Get Older, More Wine

August 8, 2008

According to a new study published in the American Journal of Medicine, adults in the U.S. drink less as they get older.  When they do drink, they are turning to wine before beer..........Boston (ChattahBox) – According to a new study published in the American Journal of Medicine, adults in the U.S. drink less as they get older. When they do drink, they are turning to wine before beer.

Boston University Medical Center researchers at 8,000 individuals who were involved in the Framingham Heart Study from 1948 to 2003.

They discovered that overall, alcohol consumption is down in the U.S. with people drinking less as they age.

What they found was that by the time adults in the U.S. got into their 80s, around half of the men and 60% of women stated they did not consume any alcohol.

When they did drink, they found that their alcohol of choice was wine before beer.

There has been no reason given to the decline in alcohol consumption, but data from the study showcased the drop over time.


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